Cal-Committed QB Checks Out UCLA

Apr. 17 -- Los Angeles (Calif.) Hamilton quarterback Armani Rogers committed to Cal back in February but the Bears now have some local competition for the signal caller...

Armani Rogers is one of the more intriguing quarterbacks out West and has a lot of upside. At a solid 6-5, 205 pounds, Rogers has an impressive frame and is a plus athlete as well.

He clocked a 4.72-40 at the NIKE Opening Regional Camp last month but plays even faster on the field. He's comfortable in the pocket, very good escaping pressure and can make big plays with his legs. He has looked good on the 7v7 circuit in recent weeks, looking more comfortable throwing this spring than previously.

On the recruiting front, Rogers gave an early commitment to California not too long after Signing Day. He remains solid with the Bears but did take a visit to UCLA on Thursday.

"I've been talking with Taylor Mazzone at UCLA for a while now," Rogers said. "They offered me a scholarship but said I had actually been offered a while ago, I just didn't know it. I just watched practice, I didn't tour the campus or anything because I had already done that a few months ago.

"Coach Mazzone is a good guy and was telling me what a good fit UCLA would be for me. He said it's close to home and I would fit in perfectly there. I talk to Noel sometimes too when I talk to Taylor and UCLA is a school you have to consider for sure."

Despite the offer, Rogers said he's still excited about Cal.

"I'm at Cal right now actually for the Spring Game Saturday," Rogers said. "If anything happens between now and February with me and Cal, UCLA would be a good option but I'm still solid with Cal. I talk to the coaches all the time and just talked with Coach Dykes last night.

"It was mostly about me coming up for the spring game but I'm sure he wanted to check in after UCLA offered as well. Recruiting is tough, you don't want to make the wrong choice and this one of the hardest decisions you'll ever make. Right now, Cal is the choice for me but you never want to burn any bridges with any other schools either."

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